Pattern: Jasmine by Colette Patterns
Fabric: Crepe de Chine from Gorgeous Fabrics
Size: 2 graded to 4
Shoes: Anne Klein
I had every intention of making this top in time for Valentine’s day this year…oops, it’s almost April. Better late than never, right? This top is a cute little sailor-inspired pullover and I thought it would look sweet in a silky heart-print fabric (Pssst: I saw this exact same fabric used for a Ralph Lauren dress!!!). I’m wearing it with some skinny pants I usually wear for work but I think this top will look best tucked into a skirt – the length isn’t as long as I like my tops to be.
Oh bias…I love how you make garments fit but I hate cutting you out and working with you. I think it’s pretty genius how this is a woven pullover top and no closures are necessary to take it on and off, yet it still has a fitted shape and isn’t boxy like some pullovers.
The only fitting I need to do, other than my standard grading out a size between the bust and hips, was raise the bust darts. I may have raised them a little too high (whoops) but the top fits nicely and isn’t too clingy. I also omitted the sleeve band and decided to make a narrow 1/4″ hem instead because I’m lazy and I wanted to just finish the top.
If I don’t finish my Laurel dress in time, this will be the top I wear to the Cocktails with Colette party in two weeks…but I think that dress will be completed in no time. I’m almost finished with my Laurel top, which I’ll be wearing for Easter on Sunday.